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In defence of female conductors

Chief Conductor of the Australian Ballet Nicolette Fraillon talks of her experience in a male-dominated industry.


Where the Craftsmen Are Women

Situated across the Arno River from Florence's more heavily trafficked tourist attractions in what was a 16th-century refuge for the poor, via di Camaldoli remains a street without a hint of glamour. Yet hidden treasures lurk here.

The Wall Street Journal

By The Numbers: 2013 In Classical Music

For the fourth year running at Bachtrack, we've taken a look through our extensive database of classical music, opera and dance events worldwide, and drawn together a few of the most interesting statistics to emerge from them all.


The Audience is the Most Important Instrument

Today I want to talk about a notion that is killing contemporary music. It's an idea that is not confined to any one location, social group, or stylistic camp, and one that occasionally rears its head in both the halls of academia and the hippest coffee shops.

New Music Box

Nelson Mandela Passes: 10 Musical Tributes to the Iconic Political Figure

Mandela: the three syllables not only refer to the legendary anti-apartheid leader and former President of South Africa, but serve as a modern synonym for equality, freedom and revolution.



Dot Enter: An opening about openings!

Ten top talents from five different conservatories around the world will joined together to officially open the 5th IMC World Forum on Music in Brisbane.

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Meet the 'dangerous Belgian' who invented the sax

Sax's father was a carpenter, and a maker of musical instruments. And from a young age, Sax learned the craft at his father's side.


Audience Cultivation in American New Music

Historically, new music has sought to confront general audiences with unexpected sounds and forms. The present, however, sees the milieu of new music splintered into factions, each with its own loyal but marginal audience.

New Music Box

French Baroque Choral Opulence

The music from the age of Louis XIV reflects the same aesthetic as Versailles: lavish, rich in detail, infused with the dances that were so central to courtly life.


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